Edward M. Dinan has been President/CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital since 2000. In these fifteen years, Mr. Dinan has been at the helm to guide NYP/Lawrence from a reputable community hospital to the sophisticated 291-bed acute care facility it is today. Under his tenure, two massively successful capital campaigns were conducted. The first was to thoroughly modernize the Emergency Department with enhanced Prompt Care services and increased privacy in triage and the Maternity Ward with all private rooms. The current campaign is designated for the construction of a new Surgery and Oncology Pavilion which will offer a full complement of cancer care services, including radiation therapy treatments available on campus for the first time in the hospital’s history, and will house eight new state-of-the-art operating suites which had not seen updating since the 1950s. The Pavilion is expected to be completed in January 2016.
Also instituted under his tenure: the hospital’s medical practice of Lawrence Medical Associates; neonatal hospitalists and critical care intensivists were inaugurated for 24/7 coverage; hospitalwide IT implementation including the EMR (electronic medical records); Lawrence became a New York State designated Stroke Center; The Center for Sleep Medicine opened, a state-of-the-art facility that provides professional consultation, diagnostic and treatment services for all types of sleep disorders; the Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center opened, featuring advanced imaging services in mammography, breast ultrasound, bone density, and 3-D breast tomosynthesis, now available for the first time in Bronxville. Mr. Dinan has also expertly guided Lawrence through successful negotiations and contracts with the workers’ union 1199SEIU.
Perhaps the biggest challenge of Mr. Dinan’s career came as dramatic shifts in healthcare saw the breakdown of Lawrence’s umbrella organization, StellarisHealth Network, and Lawrence sought a new parent. Ed Dinan was a central figure in intense negotiations which set the stage for the unprecedented integration with NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare, ushering in an exciting new chapter for Lawrence, now NYP’s flagship facility in Westchester. One of the first enhancements to come from this union is the construction of a cardiac catheterization unit which will open shortly and greatly benefit the community.
Ed Dinan has also served as President/CEO of Western Maryland Health System and Sacred Heart Hospital and Seton Regional Health System. He holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University and a B.S. from Hobart College and serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.